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Sold: 1993 Spec3 325i sedan in MD


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Sold, car is in it's new home in DE.


Life sometimes throws you curveballs and you end up doing things you REALLY didn’t plan to do. The wife and I are moving to the west coast in early 2015. A dedicated race car, trailer, and tow vehicle no longer fit my life very well. As a result, I’m selling my newly-completed Spec3. The car has not yet logbooked or raced. Add your transponder, vinyl, install the tow straps, and go racing.


The car is a 1993 325i, 155K miles on the original motor and transmission. The car has been a southern car all it’s life, so it’s definitely not a rustbucket. I purchased the car in NC from Bret Luter of BMW Farm fame in 2012. It had been hit lightly in the front (pics available of the damage upon request) but the damage was all cosmetic. The damage was repaired, and the car was painted a very light gray a few months ago, ready for your livery.


The car was built by Sean O’Connell, NASA Mid-Atlantic Spec3 racer, professional BMW tech, and all around e36 guru. My car was Sean’s 3rd complete Spec3 build. If there are any questions about the build that I cannot answer, Sean can definitely answer them. Sean did all the mechanical and safety work on the car. The car features an 8-pt custom bent, TIG-welded cage built to NASA CCR specs. The cage includes ankle/foot protection on both the driver and passenger side. Pics of the cage are in the album linked below.


The car was finished in the spring of 2014 and has seen 3 HPDE events for shakedown. Sean has driven the car back-to-back with his current Spec3, and the car runs strong and handles well. The car is currently tagged and insured in MD, so it can be test-driven on the street.


The car still has functional power windows except for the driver’s window. I have a used regulator and motor for the drivers door waiting to go in. The AC system is still in the car as well. The AC needs a charge, but could be functional again. All are easy weight-loss opportunities if you wish to pull them.


I'm located in Rockville, MD, just north of DC. The car will be in MD with me until mid December. In December, I'll move the car and all spares to Wilson, NC for off-season storage. A couple of photos are at the bottom of this ad as well as a link to a larger photo album with detailed pictures of the cage. If you want any additional pictures, let me know. PM me with questions.


Price: $12,200 OBO. Price includes the following:



- (4) e36 15x7 bottlecaps with crusty Riken Raptor tires for storage and street

- (4) e34 15x7 basketweaves with full tread RA-1 rains. Tires purchased summer of 2014 and stored in bags in my garage. Scrubbed in for 3 sessions in the wet at NJMP.

- (4) Momo 15x7 5 spokes (pictured) with well worn RA-1s. Maybe good for another few HPDE days.

- (4) e34 15x7 basketweaves with no tires

- (2) BMW oil filters

- (1) BMW fuel filter

- (1) new fuel pump assembly

- (1) new fuel sender / transfer pump assembly

- Sparco GRP Circuit Halo seat on a Sparco double-locking slider, Sparco side mounts, and a Planted Seat mount. This is the seat pictured below. NOTE: this is a _small_ seat. I’m 5‘5“ 160 and it’s very snug on me.


The details...


- Spec3 suspension package

- Koni shocks

- Vogtland springs

- Eibach swaybars

- Vorshlag camber plates

- M3 strut housings

- New M3 control arms

- All bushings replaced

- Rear lower outer ball joints

- Rear trailing arm bushings + shims

- Bimmerworld wheel studs

- M3 Rear subframe reinforcements

- Rear shock tower reinforcements

- X-brace



- Fresh Reman’d calipers (all 4)

- Spec3 Hawk pads

- Stainless Steel brake lines

- Motul 600 fluid, last flushed in September

- Rotors with 3 HPDEs of use. No heat checking.



- Sparco GRP Circuit Halo drivers seat (expires in 2018)

- Planted seat mount with Sparco side mounts

- Schroth Profi II-6 six-point, clip in, camlock harness on drivers’s side. (expires on 2018)

- Expired OMP passenger seat (bolted to the floor)

- G-Force 6-point clip in camlock harness (expires in 2018)

- IO Port window net (expires in 2019)

- Fire System with nozzles in passenger compartment and engine bay

- AllView rear-view mirror

- Convex mirror on driver’s side

- NRG Quick Release and leather steering wheel (working horn)

- Custom 8-pt TIG-welded cage finished with Rustoleum hammered finish paint



- Spec3 chip

- Spec3 exhaust

- A/C still installed but needs a charge

- Vorshlag nylon engine mounts

- Vorshlag transmission mounts

- OEM Electric fan on a toggle switch, clutch fan delete










1993 Spec3 race car for sale

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